We here at the WarRoom love this time of year as it’s time for our annual Capture the Flag event. This year, we’re working with Akron University and opened the CTF to both undergrad college and high school teams. Here’s a little bit of the details:
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Participating teams will work to solve challenges from eight different infosec topics:
- Active Defense – identify and evade common network-based defensive measures
- Coding – use common programming techniques to accomplish tasks
- Cryptography – a largely pen-and-paper category in which participants must decipher messages using popular techniques and algorithms
- Forensics – recover data from network captures and imaged hardware to complete these challenges
- Hacking – compromise a small domain using freely available tools and techniques
- Physical – lock picking and other physical security skills will be used to solve these challenges
- Social Engineering – make use of open source intelligence gathering techniques and people skills to compromise a fictional company
- Web Apps – execute attacks against a flawed web application. Challenges are derived from the OWASP Top Ten most critical web app vulnerabilities
So Whaddaya Get???
The first place teams from the high school and college brackets will earn a scholarship package, valued at several-thousand dollars, to divide among each member to apply toward their continuing education at a university of their choosing.
So Where’s it at???
The University of Akron’s Quaker Station
135 South Broadway, Akron, OH 44325